Vault Restaurant

4.4
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2627 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Regional American (Northwest)
Standing out like a fresh tattoo on a burly forearm, The Vault Restaurant serves mouth-watering martinis, delicious wines and fabulous food. Once inside, you will be greeted by an eclectic, lively room, a diverse menu and tantalizing cocktails, including “the best Caesar in town.” First built in 1948, The Vault retains many of its original features, including the concrete bank vault.

Outside the private vault, guests are seated in the restaurant’s lounge or dining room, surrounded by an eclectic décor, including bicycle frames, ornate mirrors and a tiki lounge! The funky style combined with live jazz or blues music and you’ve got yourself a hip and quirky restaurant, with a cool, laissez-faire vibe. The Vault’s diverse menu features Northwest cuisine, offering dishes that are simple, yet rich in flavour.
What 2627 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was awesome

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CSquared
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Patio table was comfortable and confirmed well to CoVid requirements. Great waitress, excellent wine menu. Food was great, especially liked the tuna tacos!
Thank you to all staff.

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Lisam
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The Vault is always a great choice! The food is great and so is the service.

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Cloverdale
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the ambiance and the food and service is always great!

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Andrea
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was good but overpriced. Should have been $10 less per entre to be a good value.

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LisaD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience5

The service was very poor one waitress only so it was slow. The appetizers and drinks we’re good. The main courses were horrible all four of us could barely eat anything.

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JosephM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service
food was awesome
Very relaxing place

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Beans
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would hands down recommend this restaurant to family and friends!! It was better than the first time I came because this time there was 6 of us and we were able to sit in the vault and it was intimate and we didn’t have to yell to hear one another. 😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Generally not a great experience. The service was not great. No one in the place was very friendly. We also had no acknowledgment that there was a birthday in our group. Would not return.

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SteveS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fourth visit and won’t be the last. The menu is small but very diverse. The portions and flavours pleasantly entertain the senses, as does the atmosphere. Servers are attentive, but not “in-your-face”.

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Ash1
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Our server was slow and took a long time to come to our table to take our orders, and to give us the bill as well. We weren’t too impressed with that.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my birthday dinner with my friend. It was a lovely evening - food was great, service was excellent...we sat outside, and except for a few noisy cars going by, it was perfect!!! We felt safe and looked after - thank you!!!

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Bets
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great dinner as always. Had the short rib and it was excellent and moist. Excellent service . Love the resturant.

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Cindy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent on all levels.

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LenaL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We love The Vault and keep coming back. The food is always amazing.

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vipToddT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Love the Vault. Great experience. Was hopeful for a low carb beer option but nothing available. Also may be an idea to add a low carb option for a side other than jus vegetables.

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PeterJ
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The smoked Salmon app was outstanding, the bruschetta was wonderful, the Calamari ? was not what I had envisioned, however, the service was excellent and the the charge very reasonable. thank you .

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likegoodsteak
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Excellent service at a lovely table next to the window open to the sidewalk.
Just made 'happy hour' so the price on wine by the glass was great.
Ordered a caesar salad to share with my friend and the 7 oz flat iron steak (not inexpensive) that came with fries and some
greens. The Caesar salad was excellent.
Asked for the steak 'rare' to which the server replied 'good!'. When it came, however,
it was more medium than rare and it was covered with some sort of green sauce - maybe pureed parsley? Not necessary to camouflage a good steak, in my view. The server suggested I cut into it in a different place or send it back but I didn't want to delay my friend's enjoyment of her dinner so I didn't bother.
If I returned, I would either make another choice or insist on my steak being properly prepared w/o any topping.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Parking was a bit of a problem, however the restaurant was nice good atmosphere

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GlendaC
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

We have been going to the Vault for many years. Taking family and friends for dinner there. Our last visit was on our Anniversary. Because of Covid-19 this was our second time dinning out since March. We were both very disappointed in our meals. Not sure if they have a new chef. We did note that the Menu had changes on it. We had decided to share an Appetizer it was the fries with crab. It was so salty we could not finish eating it. (and I love salt). our Main Course for my Husband was the Seafood Penne and again was very spicy and no longer had the mussels in it. My main was the Mixed Seafood Grill and I also found that it did not taste the same as in the past. We both ended up taking our meals home and added cream to his and I added other items so we could eat the remainder the next night. The best part was our dessert the Peanut Butter Pie which has not changed .

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MissP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

I went for the first time because of their Shrimp & Prawn Fest. I sat outside and it was set up nicely. However, I found the food and service below average. I have eaten at the WAG which is another restaurant affiliated with The Vault and I love their food and service. I was disappointed with The Vault and probably will not return. For the price I paid, it was not worth it.

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KarenA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best "Vancouver" menu at Cloverdale prices. The Vault is our "go to" restaurant for birthdays as they offer the birthday person their dinner for free. The Peanut Butter pie is especially delicious!

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jtiz
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very enjoyable patio seating 👍👍

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LeanneG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

I have been coming to this restaurant for years and it’s one of my favourites. We we go specifically for our favourite dish, the braised beef, but they changed the sauce from a Demi glacé to a soya sauce glaze. It is horrible, it is Sooooo salty I couldn’t even eat it. It was my birthday and one of my friends set her glass down and the stem exploded spilling her drink everywhere, so she ordered another one and it wasn’t compensated. I have never had a complaint but my last experience wasn’t as enjoyable as the many other previously.

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SuzanL
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu. Good variety. Nice atmosphere will go back

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TraceyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing....as usual

Staff were all wearing masks. Customers were spaced. Felt very safe. Very clean

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Karen
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was excellent! I did find that my beef short ribs were a bit salty, but other than that it was a lovely sauce and a very tender meat. I will definitely come back. They had no problems substituting the potatoes with a ceasar salad :)

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BobbiS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great , it came out quickly and we were not rushed at all.

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Diningdawn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I have been going to the Vault for over 13years and have always had a wonderful experience. Definitely our favourite place to dine!

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DavidH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our evening at the Vault. My favourite resturant

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly waitress who refilled our bread and water. Great food! Good service! Definitely returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Was a nice day sitting outside. I hope the one positive thing that can come from Covid is having outdoor seating for the warm months..

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PinkTerri
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I was disappointed the creme brûlée was not on the menu. And the Tuna wasn’t as good as it used to be. But we took our boys and they loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

I sent an email the day of in detail but the service was poor and the short rib dish was sooooo salty our guest didn’t touch it. Not the usual experience we have had here but super disappointed and we were one of the first guests in there at opening. It was not as if they were busy- the server had no interest and we had to flag her down for simple things like water and refills of beverages over and over.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great dinner, been a while since last time there will not make it so long for next time

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Gadgetgaley
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best seat by the open window on a sunny warm evening. Great Ceviche and Coffee Rubbed Ribs along with a carafe of White Sangria. Attentive servers and delicious food.

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RickH
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here with some relatives that have dined in many places around North America. They were very impressed, to which we responded, "We told you it was a great spot!".

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Tracey
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I had my favorite chicken breast dinner. The chef had a heavy hand with the salt tonight. Other than that, everything was great.

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joanne162
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, service was great, menu looked so good I wanted to try everything! Would definitely go back again.

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vipCarlJ
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Service and food good. Didn’t realize it was “wino Tuesday “ would have ordered a better wine had we known..lol

FAQs

Vault Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 576-4243.

Vault Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 2627 OpenTable diners.

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